Butler Bulldogs take on Colonials in NCAA basketball test
Butler Bulldogs vs George Washington Colonials Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Butler Bulldogs travelling to George Washington Saturday to take on the Colonials.
The Colonials sit at 11-10 (11-5-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 19-4 (14-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Washington is 9-5 OU, and Butler is 13-7 OU.
Bettors looking to side with George Washington in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonials - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. George Washington is rated No. 82 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Butler is at No. 53. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-70 win for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits George Washington's No. 195-ranked offense, averaging 66.8 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 108 at 63.7 PPG. The Colonials field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Butler owns the country's No. 107-rated mark, allowing 66.4 points per game on the highway. George Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 183 in scoring at home.
Butler won its last outing, a 77-58 result against St. Bonaventure on February 6. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Butler earned a 77-58 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Rotnei Clarke at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
George Washington was a 79-57 winner in its last match on the road against Duquesne. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Colonials blew out Duquesne on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-57 win at A.J. Palumbo Center.
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 0-2
After playing Duquesne are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Bulldogs at Colonials trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Butler's last 9 games on the road
Butler is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
George Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Washington's last 5 games
George Washington is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
George Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Butler home to Charlotte, Wednesday, February 13
George Washington at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, February 16